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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Will cayenne pepper cure a cold?

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Will cayenne pepper cure a cold?
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Can I use cayenne pepper capsules to lower bp? My average reading is 137 over 83 for the last 9 readings. Thank you.

Dr. Rick Koch
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Can I use cayenne pepper capsules to lower bp? My average reading is 137 over 83 for the last 9 readings. Thank you.

I am not aware: Of any BP lowering ability for cayenne pepper. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Dr. Leonard Stein
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Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Cayenne pepper, no: U have HX of Hyperthyroidism, imply hypertension ? Problem here is cayenne preparations have large amt of sodium. Thus pepper not bad, xtra sodium can be, depending on overall sodium intake. There R `studies' support benefit in digestion & Cholesterol&Cancer of Capsicum (in cayenne pepper) by groups interested in natural substances. Not large mainline studies, they R to sell meds, pepper too cheap ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Dr. Robert Kwok
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Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Unlikely to happen: Eating foods that contain cayenne pepper can help with weight loss only if a person doesn't increase the total amount of calories eaten per day. For example, eating spicy food might lower a person's appetite, so he doesn't eat as much at that meal. However, drinking a root beer float to wash down the spiciness will give a person lots of sugar & fat calories, thus increasing his calories & weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Are there any benefits of cayenne pepper for fertility?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Are there any benefits of cayenne pepper for fertility?
Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Help please! could cayenne pepper increase my chances of conception?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Help please! could cayenne pepper increase my chances of conception?

No: There is no established association between cayenne pepper and fertility; that's folklore. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Only in moderation: These are easy to add to your meals and snacks.It comes in whole form or as a dried spice.According to dr gupta too much of this pepper can cause diarrhea, skin rash and other harmful effect.A dash of cayonne pepper on your meals and snacks is fine as long as it is in moderation.There is no dose in grms which is safe. You can take 30to120mgm capsule 2 to3 times a day.But talk with your doc before t. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
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What are the health benefits of cayenne pepper?

Dr. Sandra Pinkham
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Listen to your body: Wikipedia has a number of possibilities and other sites as well. There is an entire book devoted to health benefits. The caution to start with a very low dose that would be used in cooking as a spice is wise. With a slow increase you can to see how you personally respond. ...Read more

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Yes: Anything that can cause pain, anxiety and as a result increase adrenaline release can trigger an episode of svt. Some people are more prone to this than others and an individual can have a lot of variability in there own susceptibility. So you can have instances where you have the svt and have the same circumstances on another occaission fail to produce the same result. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dansie
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What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

Dr. Michael Dansie
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What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

Hype only: This is a fad diet. Better is to eat a balanced diet and exercise. ...Read more

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